He possesses one of the most expansive, eclectic, and revered résumés in reggae history. And he’s still hitting it hard.
The songs of Bob Marley and the Wailers spoke a passionate message of political and social justice in a world
When Jamaica gained independence in 1962, its musicians reacted by inventing a rhythm style so unique and addictive, it helped an entire population find its voice.
In the early 1960s, when Jamaica was liberated from British rule, the island’s musicians were tasting musical freedom, experimenting with and synthesizing a number of diverse influences from their native Caribbean, the Americas, and Africa to create a new style of music called ska.
His influential approach, which permeates the landscape of classic reggae, can still be felt today with superstar Ziggy Marley. Santa’s secret? The perfect blend of tradition and experimentation.
According to Horsemouth, being a movie star proved to be both a curse and a blessing to his music career.
He spent decades turning global audiences on to the magic of Third World’s reggae rhythms.
He barely knew what to do with a reggae groove when he started his climb to the top of the pops with Steel Pulse.
In a genre defined by sonic exploration, he boldly pushed dub reggae to places where no man had gone before.
For half a century, on record, on stage, and on the silver screen, he’s represented the breadth and depth of Jamaican music as fully as anyone.
Launching improvisational music into the largely unexplored territory of dubmetal, Dub Trio’s diverse drummer has learned to speak in rhythmic tongues.